Fatal Accident Claims

 

If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal accident caused by the negligence of someone else, we can help you recover compensation for your bereavement and/or dependency claims.

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Fatal Accident Claim Lawyers

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the circumstances of the accident and those of the person who has died.

There are two main types of fatal accident claims:

  • Bereavement claims are made by the immediate family of the deceased. A statutory amount can be claimed.
  • Dependency claims are made by people who were financially dependent on the deceased. They are intended to compensate for the loss of income and other financial support or services.

To make a fatal accident claim, you will need to contact a specialist solicitor. They will be able to advise you on your legal rights and help you to prepare your claim.

More information on Motor Accident Claims, Workplace Accident Claims, Time Limits, Compensation can be found below.

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Motor Accident Claims

The most common type of fatal accident claim is a motor accident claim. These claims can be made if the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver. Common causes of motor accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving

Workplace Accident Claims

Another common type of fatal accident claim is a workplace accident claim. These claims can be made if the accident was caused by the negligence of the employer or one of their employees. Common causes of workplace accidents include:

  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Lack of training
  • Use of defective equipment
  • Failure to follow safety procedures

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you should contact a specialist solicitor as soon as possible. They will be able to investigate the accident and help you to build a strong claim.

Time Limits

There are time limits for making fatal accident claims. In England and Wales, you must usually start your claim within three years of the date of death. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you were not aware of the accident until later, the time limit may start from the date you became aware of it.

If you think you may have a fatal accident claim, it is important to contact a solicitor as soon as possible. They will be able to advise you on the time limits that apply in your case.

Compensation

The amount of compensation you can claim for a fatal accident will depend on the circumstances of the accident and those of the person who has died.

A specialist solicitor will be able to assess your claim and advise you on the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.

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INSIGHTS

Insights

21st May 2024

Seven-figure settlement for passenger who suffered life-threatening injuries in Suffolk road traffic accident

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